Month of the Military Child: 5 Tips to Build Resiliency in Kids By Comfort Crew for Military Kids Co-Founder Trevor Romain by Alex Bryant
People love to say, “Kids are so resilient,” but resiliency is a learned skill that needs to be nurtured. Trevor Romain, Comfort Crew for Military Kids co-founder, shared five strategies to help your child become happier, healthier and more confident:
- Ask: Let your child know that they should not be embarrassed to ask for help. In fact, it takes great courage.
- Talk: Encourage your child to talk about what’s going on in their lives. Have them identify five people they can go to if a situation arises.
- Journal: Provide a journal with prompts to help your child express their feelings. Research shows that writing or drawing something that represents what they are experiencing will help them manage their feelings.
- Be Kind: Inspire your child to be kind to others. It’s amazing that no matter what is going on in their life, being kind to someone else will always make them feel better.
- Exercise/Stay Active: Explore activities with your child that can become a good outlet for them. Developing healthy and active lifestyle habits will help your child manage stress and anxiety.
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